Speaking of the scheduling, Director of Celtic Rugby David Jordan said "as we draw towards the culmination of the league stage of the 2009/10 Tournament, the introduction of the Play-Offs mean that there will be more meaningful games than ever before and each team will want to field their strongest possible side to challenge for a place in the top four.
"We are also mindful of giving our teams the best opportunity to progress in other tournaments, and as such consider the fixtures we have agreed as the best solution for all concerned."
Friday 2 April
Connacht v Edinburgh (Sportsground, 18:00)
Munster v Leinster (Thomond Park Stadium, 20:05). Live on Setanta.
Ospreys v Scarlets (Liberty Stadium, 19:05). Live on BBC Wales & Setanta Ireland.
Saturday 3 April
Ulster v Cardiff Blues (Ravenhill, 19:30). Live on S4C and Setanta Ireland.
To be confirmed
Glasgow Warriors v Newport Gwent Dragons (Firhill Arena).
Friday 16 April
Glasgow Warriors v Ulster (Firhill Arena, 19:05) Live on Setanta Ireland.
Leinster v Ospreys (RDS 19:05). Live on BBC Wales and Setanta 1.
Saturday 17 April
Scarlets v Cardiff Blues (Parc y Scarlets, 18:30). Live on S4C and Setanta 1.
Sunday 18 April
Connacht v Munster (Sportsground , 17:05). Live on Setanta Ireland.
Newport Gwent Dragons v Edinburgh (Rodney Parade, 17:05). Live on S4C and Setanta.